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CSA Women’s Leadership Breakfast Highlights Long-term Activism of Sisters

Published 01/29/2020
Fond du Lac, WI – On March 5, 2020, the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) will host the 16th annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast, celebrating and honoring women leaders whose work and life choices have positively influenced both local and global communities. This year, CSA welcomes Ms. Katie Gordon as a speaker and facilitator....

CSA Sisters Receive MLK Spirit Award

Published 01/29/2020
Fond du Lac, WI – The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) was honored to receive the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award during Marian University's 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Prayer Breakfast on January 20. The Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award recognizes a person or group who has given of themselves to honor...

Called to be a Spiritual Director - Spiritual Director Practicum (Year 2)

Published 01/28/2020
A Spiritual Director holds sacred the many stories heard in a one-on-one relationship or in a trusted group. Year Two of the Spiritual Director Practicum at Domnican Center at Marywood in Grand Rapids, Michigan... ... is filled with contemplative spiritual practices, prayer study, and shared reflection ... strengthens our ability to stay...

2020 - 2021 Spiritual Director Practicum, Year I

Published 01/28/2020
Are you called to be a Spiritual Director? Spiritual direction is the art of contemplative listening carried out in a one-to-one trusting relationship or within a group of your peers. It is when one guide journeys with another person or group, listening to life stories with an ear for the movement of the Holy Spirit and offering prayerful...

Amityville Dominicans Examine Replicas of the St. John's Bible -- First Hand-Written Bible in 500 years

Published 01/24/2020
In December, staff from Molloy College brought two volumes of reproductions of the St. John's Bible to Amityville Dominican Motherhouse, Queen of the Rosary in Amityville, NY. The St. John's Bible is the first-handwritten and hand-illuminated Bible to be produced in 500 years!  In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University in...

Faculty of Molloy College Learns More about Dominican Connection

Published 01/24/2020
In January, more than two dozen staff members from Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY came to the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, NY,  to learn more about how they are connected to the Dominican Spirit. Molloy College was founded by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville in 1955. That day, the staff...

15th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Dorothy Stang to be Observed -- Her life and legacy to be celebrated at Cincinnati & Dayton events

Published 01/17/2020
Cincinnati, OH (January 17, 2020) — On February 12, 2005, Sister of Notre Dame Dorothy Stang was shot and killed by hired gunmen as she walked along a dirt road in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil.  Her death had been arranged by influential Brazilian landowners who wanted to stop her work on behalf of farming families in the region. ...

New Leadership Team begins term at Sisters of Providence, Mother Joseph Province

Published 01/14/2020
Four Sisters of Providence began a five-year term of leadership and service for Mother Joseph Province on Jan. 1, 2020: Sister Barbara Schamber, provincial leader, and Sisters Jacqueline Fernandes, Karen Hawkins and Margarita Hernandez as provincial councilors. In addition, two laypeople have been appointed to serve on the Leadership Team:...

Ursuline Sister Jacinta Powers to serve refugees at the border

Published 01/14/2020
While working at a medical clinic in Memphis, Tenn., 10 years ago, Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph (Ky.) Jacinta Powers explained why she enjoyed serving the poor. “Where God wants you is where passion and need intersect,” she said. “I’m always happy serving the poor.” Sister Jacinta is taking that opportunity again. On Jan. 10,...

Spiritual and religious leaders invited to new course on Spiritual Leadership

Published 12/19/2019
What role can religious and spiritual leaders play in this time of multiple planetary crises? The solutions we have counted on in the past are no longer enough to address our world’s extremes – e.g., increasing climate chaos, the devastation of the Earth’s capacity to sustain life, extreme polarizations, and increasing despair and numbers of...

Baltimore School Sisters of Notre Dame, NDP students, and Staff Promote Green Habits

Published 12/19/2019
Sister Virginia Brien, SSND, 94, of the Atlantic-Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, was the first to offer her sewing skills for a Green Habits project coordinated by the province's Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation office. In a matter of months, Sister Virginia stitched up more than 25 reusable grocery bags, which...

Sr. Barbara Reid, OP receives an honorary degree from the University of Graz

Published 12/17/2019
On December 10, Sister Barbara Reid, OP, Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union, was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Graz in Austria earlier this week.  Sr. Barbara was honored particularly for her work in Feminist biblical studies, especially the creation of the acclaimed Wisdom...

Sister of Providence Susanne Hartung honored with Health Care Leadership Inspiration Award

Published 12/16/2019
Sister Susanne Hartung, SP, chief mission integration officer for Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) in Renton, Wash., was honored with the Health Care Leadership Inspiration Award by Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) on Dec. 6, during a luncheon event at The Westin Bellevue. The award was presented at PSBJ’s inaugural Health Care...

Dec. 14 Sending to launch five new Maryknoll missioners

Published 12/12/2019
OSSINING, NY – On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, four Maryknoll lay missioners and one Maryknoll sister will celebrate the beginning of their mission journeys in a Joint Mission Sending Ceremony. The celebration will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Annunciation Chapel of the Maryknoll Sisters in Ossining, New York. This Sending Ceremony marks the end...

Sister Marie-Thérèse Gnamazo professes first vows as a Sister of Providence

Published 12/05/2019
Sister Marie-Thérèse Gnamazo of Cameroon made first profession of vows as a Sister of Providence in a multicultural liturgy on Nov. 23, in the chapel at St. Joseph Residence, Seattle.  Mass was presided by Rev. Fr. Peter Ely, S.J., concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Jack Walmesley, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Mbock Mbock of Cameroon, and Rev. Fr. Colleen...

Eunice Antony, OSB, Joins BFP Steering Committee

Published 11/25/2019
Sister Eunice Antony recently joined the steering committee of the National Benedictines for Peace (BFP). The group's mission is to give "a common voice to a vision of peace as we confront the violence of our day with the love of Christ that it might be transformed by our prayers and actions." You can learn more about BFP and the steering...

NRRO newsletter features Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland

Published 11/21/2019
The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) featured the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland in their Fall Newsletter!  "Letting Go and Carrying On:  A Community Steps into a Bold New Future"  explains the exhaustive planning, hard work, sacrifice, and— above all—faith, neccessary in moving into a new congregational home. ...

Visiting Scholar at CTU - Accepting Applications

Published 11/20/2019
CTU announces the establishment of a Visiting Scholar appointment sponsored by the Thriving in Ministry Initiative which is funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.  A Visiting Scholar will propose a research agenda for a stated period of time ranging  from one month and up to one academic year. Research conducted should include...

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth inspirational event

Published 11/18/2019
Watch the seventh annual Join the Journey luncheon, in support of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. You will be inspired as you hear stories of ways the Sisters transform lives through their ministry as they serve those most in need.

Franciscan Sisters Starting Nuns & Nones Group in Frankfort, IL area

Published 11/18/2019
It's an unlikely alliance across communities of spirit! The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart are forming a Nuns & Nones group in the Frankfort area that will begin in January 2020. Nuns & Nones (millennials – both women and men – with no particular religious affiliation) is a movement gaining momentum across the U.S.A.,...

Felician Sisters Celebrate 10th Anniversary of North American Province

Published 11/14/2019
November 21 is a significant date for the Felician Sisters. It marks their founding in 1855 and their arrival in North America in 1874; and on Nov. 21, 2009, the Sisters took another step in the evolution of their community as the eight North American provinces merged into Our Lady of Hope Province, effectively pooling their resources, the most...

Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, U.S. Province Celebrates 95th Anniversary

Published 11/13/2019
On November 3, the U.S. Province of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk celebrated its 95th Anniversary at St. William the Abbot Church in Seaford, NY. A gathering of over 200 Sisters, Associates, family and friends joined for Sunday mass celebrated by Most Reverend John C. Dunne, retired bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and Rev. Msgr....

Sisters in New Brunswick celebrate 165 years

Published 11/05/2019
Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC) joyfully celebrated 165 years of grace and gratitude at Ruth Ross Residence Oct. 17-20 among associates, family members, staff and friends. “May these four days of festival release within and among us a renewed sense of God’s providence, surprise and ever-unfolding presence over 165...

FCJs elect new General Superior

Published 10/31/2019
On 22 of October 2019, the delegates of the General Chapter of the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) elected Sister Bonnie Moser as General Superior for the next six years. Aided by her Council, her role is to govern the FCJ Society, in accordance with its Constitutions. Educated by the FCJs in Edmonton, Canada, Sister Bonnie entered the...

Global Sisters Report launches GSR in the Classroom

Published 10/22/2019
Global Sisters Report, a project of National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company that gives greater voice to Catholic sisters around the globe, launches GSR in the Classroom.  For this education initiative, GSR adapted many articles and columns for use in Catholic high school and middle school classes, and faith formation programs....

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